At the highest point of Suzdal is the ancient Rizopolozhensky monastery, known for the spiritual feats of the nun Euphrosyne. The monastery was founded at the beginning of the XIII century. From the first three centuries of its existence, no buildings reached.
Stone buildings appeared in the monastery in the XVI century. The earliest is the three-headed Rizopolozhensky cathedral of 1560 built in the strict forms of its time.
The most interesting building of the monastery is the two-tent Holy Gates, which served as the ceremonial entrance to the monastery. They were built in 1688 by three Suzdal masters - I. Mamin, A. Shmakov, I. Gryaznov. The main element of the gate's decor is fly with colored tiles, and decorative windows on the sides of the tents.
Not only from all parts of Suzdal, but also for many kilometers from him, the 72-meter-long monastery's Rev. Bell Tower (1813-1819) is visible, erected according to legend in honor of the victory of Russian troops in the Patriotic War of 1812.
In 1923 the monastery was closed, and a power station was established on its territory. In the early 2000s, the monastery was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church.